24 February 2013

making paper

thea's father, gordon, an artist and teacher, came in and taught us how to make paper from... paper, and leaves, and other things that you can put in a blender.

we put torn up pieces of colored paper in the blender with water, blended it till it turned to glop, and poured it into the frame.

you take the glop and smush it flat and even inside the frame. it feels gloppy.

you squeeze out the extra water with the sponge.

once you've removed as much water as possible.

you take your iron (it is hot! dad can help you)...
... and voila. paper in a whole new color.